Family Support Worker Jobs

If you are looking for a family support worker job, then look no further than joining our dedicated and expanding team. Becoming a family support worker at Lagans Foundation is an incredibly rewarding role, and a unique opportunity to make a difference.

As a family support worker, you will be responsible for providing support and care to children with complex needs, a heart condition or feeding issue upon request, and their families.

Our family support worker jobs are special and are designed around a commissioned care package. Each child has his or her own unique care needs, which can include learning and physical disabilities.

We are currently recruiting across Greater Manchester and Merseyside.


Available Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

What is a family support worker?

A family support worker is a more defined explanation of a support worker role. A support worker is extremely broad, providing a multitude of tasks for a person whatever their needs.

In our line of work, a family support worker, also called children’s complex health care worker, is required to provide specific practical help to support a child with unique health needs or a disability, alongside support for the parent/s through respite and advice.

What does a family support worker do?

Tasks carried out by a family support worker are varied, and are dependent on the child and families needs. Caring for disabled children can be challenging so to achieve a high level of care patience, flexibility and professionalism is required.

Some of the activities you would be expected to support with include:

  • Personal Care
  • Support accessing the community
  • Overnight supervision and care
  • Managing risk
  • Supporting parents to take a break
  • Monitoring the overall health and well-being of the child
  • Play

Being a family support worker is an extremely rewarding job. You really can make such a difference to a child and their family.

Think you could become a Family Support Worker for Lagan’s?

Available Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

How to become a family support worker

We are always keen to hear from talented and passionate people, so if you’d like to be a family support worker with Lagans Foundation then please complete our online application form and apply for the role today.

Our family support worker jobs can be full time or part time and working hours can vary with shifts ranging from early mornings, evening, overnight and weekends.


Previous experience as a care assistant with disabled children is essential.

As part of our online application form, we will ask you for:

  • The details of 2 referees
  • A vaccination record from your GP to be returned within 21 days
  • A head shot photo to be returned via email or the post within 7 days
  • We will send you a Criminal Records Disclosure  (DBS) which must be returned in 7 days

Would you like to make a difference to a child and their family? Complete the online application form today to become a Family Support Worker with Lagan’s Foundation.


Family Support Worker Training

Following successful application we will invite you to our specific training at a centre of excellence in the UK.  You will be requested to attend 5 days induction at our head office.

The course will cover

  • Basic Life Support
  • Speech and Language
  • Nutrition
  • Gastrostomy Care
  • Cardiac Care
  • Moving and Handling
  • Infection Control
  • Play Therapy
  • Level 2 Child Protection (Online Course)
  • Duty Prevent (Online Course)
  • Safeguarding Disabled Children (Online Course)


How to get a family support worker

For more information about how you or someone you know can benefit from a family support worker please visit our home support service page.